Privacy Policy

Search Applicant Privacy Notice

Altium Associates Limited is registered in England. Company No: 07060069. Registered address: Belgrave House, 39-43 Monument Hill, Weybridge, Surrey, KT13 8RN.

This notice reflects the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which will come into effect in the UK on 25th May 2018. Please ensure that you read it carefully so that you understand how we will use your personal data.

Altium Associates (‘Company’) is committed to being transparent about how it collects and uses that data and to meeting its data protection obligations. We keep this Privacy Notice under regular review and update it as appropriate.


We are retained by leading and high growth organisations to identify and place executive and specialist talent. As part of any executive search process, the Company is a ‘data controller’ and collects and processes personal data relating to the prospective candidates, the Company’s clients and employees, sources or referees in respect of a candidate or employee of one of our clients.

For the purposes of this policy:

  • Candidate(s) means an individual who is or has been a candidate, or a potential candidate
  • Client(s) means any business, firm, organisation or individual that instructs us to undertake a search assignment
  • Referee is a person who provides a personal or work reference in respect of a candidate
  • Source is a person who provides us with information or intelligence about a market sector or a candidate

What information does the Company collect?

The Company collects a basic range of information about you if you are a source or referee or related third party. This includes:

  • Your name, address and contact details, including email address, mobile and home phone numbers;

In addition to the above, we may collect the below details if you are a Candidate:

  • Details of your qualifications, skills, experience and employment history;
  • Information about your current level of remuneration, including benefit entitlements;
  • Whether or not you have a disability for which the Company needs to make reasonable adjustments during the recruitment process;
  • Information about your entitlement to work in the UK;
  • On occasion the Company is instructed to take references on receipt of an offer. No references from third parties will be taken without your consent.

How we use this data

Sources and Referees: we will use source and referee data to perform our services, to enable us to obtain your opinions on a candidate.

Clients: we will use client data to perform our services instructed by you and any other legitimate business purposes such as invites to relevant events and marketing.


  • Processing job applications, in partnership with our clients, on whose behalf we have been instructed to identify a successful applicant for a role
  • For marketing purposes; to send you information on our services, events, newsletters and any other relevant market information. Please note that you may opt out from receiving these marketing updates at any time by writing to us at

Where do we collect personal data about you from?

The following are the different sources we may collect personal data about you from;

  • Directly from you. This is information you provide while searching for a new opportunity
  • By word of mouth – you may have been recommended by a trusted source to Altium Associates, a friend, a former colleague, or even a present employer
  • Through publicly available sources, including, LinkedIn, Company Websites, Professional Networks, Job Boards, Industry Conferences and  Academic Publications

The Company will also collect personal data about you from third parties, such as references supplied by former employers. The Company will seek information from third parties only once an offer to you has been made and the Company will inform you that it is doing so.

Where information may be held

Information may be held at our offices, third party agents, service providers and agents.

Why does the Company process personal data?

Our clients expect that we identify the best individual for their role. To ensure that we meet their expectations we need to research systems and talk to many individuals. Besides our clients, these will include referees and sources to help inform our decision-making process.

The Company has a legitimate interest in processing personal data during the search process and for keeping records of the process. Processing data from search applicants allows the Company to manage the process, assess and confirm a candidate’s suitability for employment and decide to whom to offer a job. The Company may also need to process data from job applicants to respond to and defend against legal claims.

Who has access to data?

The Company will share your data with our clients for a specific role but not with third parties, unless your application for employment is successful and it makes you an offer of employment. The Company will then share your data with former employers to obtain references for you. We may be required to disclose data under certain exempt requests made by central government departments, and other bodies entitled to in law.

The Company will not transfer your data outside the European Economic Area.

How does the Company protect data?

The Company takes the security of your data seriously. It has internal policies and controls in place to ensure that your data is not lost, accidentally destroyed, misused or disclosed, and is not accessed except by our employees in the proper performance of their duties.

Employee data is stored and processed on the Company computer network. The computer network system is physically located in the Company’s premises. Backups of the data are encrypted and stored offsite using cloud storage.


For how long does the Company keep data?

We only retain your information for as long as necessary for us to fulfil requirements outlined above, or to comply with our legal obligations.

Altium Associates has set a six-year time frame, from the date of initial contact, for processing and holding data as per official ico directive. If there has been no communication between a data subject and Altium Associates in the six-year time frame, then all details associated with the data subject will be deleted from the database.

Your rights

As a data subject, you have a number of rights. You can:

  • access and obtain a copy of your data on request;
  • require the Company to change incorrect or incomplete data;
  • require the Company to delete or stop processing your data, for example where the data is no longer necessary for the purposes of processing;
  • object to the processing of your data where the Company is relying on its legitimate interests as the legal ground for processing; and
  • ask the Company to stop processing data for a period if data is inaccurate or there is a dispute about whether or not your interests override the Company’s legitimate grounds for processing data.

If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please contact:

Simon Miller

01344 636325


If you believe that the Company has not complied with your data protection rights, you can complain to the Information Commissioner